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Flying notes

The following is my notes about flying GA to Europe from the UK. Last updated: 2022-09-23

Le Touquet, France

  • Notice: 2 hours before ETD (but seem flexible)
  • Service Hours: ATS
    • Summer: 0700-1130, 1300-1700.
    • Winter: 0800-1230, 1330-1800.
  • Handling: Not required
  • Landing fee: 25 euro (Schedule)
  • Runways: 13/31

Before you go:

Calais, France

  • Notice: 2 hours before ETA
  • Service: AFIS
    • From 01/03 to 30/09, WED-FRI 0800-1600, SAT-SUN 0800-1100, 1200-1600.
    • From 01/10 to 29/02 : TUE-SAT 0800-1500.
  • Handling: Not required
  • Landing Fee: 10 euro (Schedule)
  • Runways: 06/24

Before you go:

Ostend, Belgium

Information Sheet

  • Notice: Not required
  • Hours: ATS 0700-2200
  • Handling: Optional
  • Landing fee: ~25 euros (Schedule)
  • Runways: 08/26

Before you go:

Midden-Zeeland, Netherlands

Non-standard circuit, glider and skydiving ops. Circuit height 700ft AGL https://www.vliegveldzeeland.nl/piloten/

  • Notice: 2 hours before ETD
  • Service: Radio 0800-1900
  • Handling: Not required
  • Landing Fee:
  • Runways: 09/27

Before you go:

  • File a flight plan through SkyDeamon. If flying VFR you don't need to enter an altitude.
  • UK GAR via OnlineGAR for the outbound and return.
  • NL customs notification via https://www.gendec.eu/ (can also submit a UK GAR)
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